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'In the future'/'for the future' and 'they'

Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 22/01/19

Hello!

Could you, please, say whether the two sentences below are grammatically correct or not? 

1. Alaska's salmon stocks should continue to produce healthy harvests in the foreseeable future, barring significant damage to their habitat either via local activities or global warming.

2. Alaska's salmon stocks should continue to produce healthy harvests for the foreseeable future, barring significant damage to their habitat either via local activities or global warming.

If one of them is better, could you explain why?

And one more sentence:

When major companies began widely using partially hydrogenated oils in the 1970s, they thought they were making these products more healthful.  

Is it correct?  Or is it better to change it, to take away some words or replace them?


Thank you very much in advance!


Answers

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1. To continue in the foreseeable future could mean that the healthy harvests had stopped and would continue or start up again at some time in the future.

2. To continue for the foreseeable future implies that the healthy harvest will continue uninterrupted from now into the future.

And the third sentence is fine as it is, as long as it is preceded or accompanied by something that tells us what "these products" are.  


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Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 22/01/19

Hello, Richard!

Thank you so much for your detailed answer!  I'm happy to see you here!

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